South Florida Orthopedic Group, formerly known as Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence, offers many state-of-the-art diagnostic services and treatments to save you time when you need care. From digital X-rays to radiofrequency ablation for joint pain, our skilled orthopedic doctors utilize advanced technology to identify the cause of your pain and relieve your symptoms while you’re right here in our offices.
Our on-site services include:
Fractures, sprains, and strains that require immobilization are treated right here in our offices with the most comfortable casts and braces available.
When the use of durable medical equipment (DME) is called for to ensure a fast and effective recovery for you, this equipment may include:
- Ankle braces
- Back support
- Carpal tunnel immobilizers
- Cervical collars
- Foot braces
- Knee braces
- Tennis elbow straps
At South Florida Orthopedic Group, our expert physicians and caring staff will help select and order the best DME for your particular situation.
Physical therapy is a critical component of recovery for anyone with an orthopedic injury, especially after surgery (and sometimes before). The orthopedic physical therapy team at South Florida Orthopedic Group knows how to help you recover with less pain and improved function.
Progressive strength exercises, hands-on manual therapy, and pain management techniques are popular components of many of our PT programs. We offer various types of therapies, depending on your needs, including heat/cold, ultrasound, electrical stimulation therapy, custom orthotics, bracing, taping, splinting, and more.
Physical therapy can help alleviate neck and back pain, as well as pain due to minor sprains and strains, arthritis, post-surgical rehabilitation, work-related injuries, sports injuries, and more. Your therapy program will be customized to your needs and will vary based on your occupation, activity level, age, and overall health.
X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Digital X-rays, which can be enhanced to highlight abnormalities and stored electronically, have taken the place of more traditional X-rays that use film, which deteriorates with age.
Bone X-rays are an essential tool in orthopedics. The most common use of X-rays is to assist in identifying and treating fractures. Images of an injury can show our doctors even very fine hairline fractures or chips, while images produced after treatment are often used to ensure that a fracture has been properly aligned and stabilized for healing.
Viscosupplementation is an appropriate treatment for people with knee arthritis that has failed to respond to more conservative therapies. A solution of hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the knee joint to restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. It is useful for people who are trying to delay surgery or who are not candidates for knee replacement surgery. Viscosupplementation injections are typically given weekly for 3 or 4 weeks.
Dupuytren’s contracture causes an abnormal thickening of the tissue just under the skin on the palm of your hand. As the tissue thickens and tightens, it can cause your fingers to bend into the palm. In severe cases, you may lose normal hand functions. Until recently, the standard treatment in severe cases was surgery, which most often involves a long recovery.
These days, a revolutionary minimally invasive method has proved highly effective in treating Dupuytren’s contracture. It involves the simple injection of Xiaflex, a combination of collagen enzymes, which relaxes and weakens the contracted tissue, allowing it to be more easily manipulated and broken in order to straighten the fingers.
This office-based procedure is safe, relatively painless, and an excellent alternative to surgery.
The safety and well-being of our patients is our top priority. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are now offering Telemedicine as an alternative approach to seeing our patients.
Telemedicine is the delivery of health care by a Provider who is in a different location from the patient, utilizing interactive telecommunications equipment that includes real-time audio and video, such as your smartphone or tablet, for a visit with your doctor from the comfort of your home or office.
We are proud to offer telemedicine appointments for both new and established patients.
To schedule, please call (954) 771-8177 or (954) 580-4080.
Comprehensive Orthopedic Services at South Florida Orthopedic Group
If you’ve suffered an orthopedic injury, find out what your treatment options are. Your symptoms may be banished in a simple, on-site treatment at South Florida Orthopedic Group (fka Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence). Contact South Florida Orthopedic Group today to schedule your appointment. Call us in Fort Lauderdale at (954) 771-8177 or in Margate at (954) 580-4080. You can also request an appointment now.